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Poster: CatfishBomb Date: Jan 20, 2010 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: How to listen

What's your ideal setup for listening to a show?

Stereo cranked? or headphones?

Surfing the web and stream? or sit and do nothing (other than listen)...

When the day comes that I have a house, I'd like nothing more than to have a "music" room - recliner, mini-fridge (for a post-refreshment/ homebrew), nice stereo and my collection.

I can't wait...!

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Poster: groovernut Date: Jan 21, 2010 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

sony mdr g52's while at work.... at home decent speakers on my computer.

http://www.avreview.co.uk/review/reviewproduct/mps/RPN/3641/prod/Sony-MDR-G52-Street-Style-Headphones/RCN/49/rgn/6/sp//v/1&;

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 21, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

At the office. I have some old Altec Lansing speakers and a sub. The sub makes all the difference. Unless I crank, nobody can really bitch about it. If I stay late, then I set it on "11". Not sure if the floor below can hear it (I don't see how not,) but nobody has ever called up about it.

Just recently, I mastered the art of burning discs. (Get it, "mastered"...) Now, I take them home and will pop one in the stereo while trying to beat my youngin's through the Swamp of Molasses and to the Candy Castle. It's funny how often they'll start singing a chorus without realizing they are doing it. I guess I am doing a "background brainwash" on them: As the twig is bent so grows the tree.

TOOTMO

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 21, 2010 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

"background brainwash"
That is exactly what I have done to my wife. She was not a Deadhead when we met, but nowadays I hear her singing along to even the most obscure songs and I don't think she even realizes she's doing it.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 21, 2010 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

At this point, you must be careful. If you over-bb her, you will end up married to Bill Walton.


TOOTMO

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 21, 2010 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

That's HHHHHHHHORRRRRRRIBLE!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 20, 2010 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

Two ways: gym with hphones, home when no one else is and crank the stereo...

Been really impressed with subtle distinctions I pick up via headphones; have NEVER used them til the past couple of yrs.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 20, 2010 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

For the bulk of my Dead listening , I have been infected with multitasking .
I do try keep some attention to what is coming out the speakers . Often after I play a show , I go back and listen carefully to the jams, or favorite songs , etc. .
Sometimes I just play the whole thing again .
I have a pretty high end system, so It does sound pretty good , But I rarely blast it , in deference to the other people in the house .

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 21, 2010 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

1. In the gym w/headphones (just about every morning)
2. Running, biking, hiking w/headphones
3. Streaming on the computer w/headphones (usually Taper's or live Dead on Youtube).
4. Sirius in the car

I don't often crank music through the speakers at home. I just can't get anyone around me to appreciate a good TOO > Uncle > TOO, though I'm still trying. I will, however, play some of the more popular stuff at various gatherings.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 21, 2010 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

i like to read the lyrics and listen to the music in my head

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jan 21, 2010 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

Usually with headphones because cranking the speakers the way I'd like would doubtless lead to my eviction.
Am usually reading or poking around on the internet at the same time as I listen until something catches my attention and I have to get up and devote my full attention to the tunes.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Jan 21, 2010 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

At home, headphones on with a glass of wine.

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Poster: Dr. Bilvis Date: Jan 21, 2010 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

Great Question.

The amazing thing about the Dead for me is that I can do high-engagement listening and low-engagement listening. The high-engagement listening might be more head-phone oriented in the evening. I do low engagement listening when working. I teach and grade lots of papers. Music in the background helps. The Dead work both ways for me -- that's part of their magic -- though occasionally a Morning Dew seizes me and brings me to tears.

I'm not a wealthy man but I've often thought of an ipod just dedicated to the Dead and live shows. As it is, I've got a ton of Dead and JGB on my three-year-old ipod classic that keeps me occupied on my commute , but alot of good soundboard stuff I stream from the archive etc.... while working and otherwise.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 20, 2010 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=265417

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 21, 2010 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

My home stereo...tri-amped, and cranked to the point of hitting me in the chest with Billy's kick drum....everything else falls into place nicely.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 21, 2010 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

When I built my house a few years ago I created a fantastic stereo room (12x18 w/ 16ft ceiling and hardwood floors). The high ceiling and wood floors create a very "LIVE" room. I usually listen to a show while sitting DEAD center. It has brought a whole new dimension to enjoying all those old favorites.
Other than that I usually listen to CDs in the car. Very rarely stream anything.

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Poster: CatfishBomb Date: Jan 21, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How to listen

I'm jealous!